Fairbury IL First United Methodist Church

For October 9

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Carolyn and Dick Boundy, Dick Kirchner, Jordan Broquard, Ellen Lee (niece of Sheryle), Pat Perkins, Evelyn Streid, Harv Traub

Don’t miss out on the last video in the series “I Can Only Imagine” tonight at AWAKEN! 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Plans are underway for a Celebration Sunday on October 20.  Part of our plan is to celebrate all that we do as disciples to serve God and serve our neighbors.  We are putting together a slide show of our activities, so if you have any pictures taken in the last year or so of event connected with our church, please send them by email or bring them in to be scanned.  If you are willing to take some pictures over the next few weeks of worship, Sunday school, fellowship time, men’s breakfast, women’s circles, etc. please let us know.  We other ideas as well and will “assign” you some places to be. Deadline to submit pictures is Sunday, October 13.

October is pastor and staff appreciation month. There will be baskets in the narthex, by the west door and in the fellowship hall all month for the pastor and all staff members. The cards will be presented to them on the last Sunday, with a reception during coffee hour in their honor. The S/PRC Committee also voted to donate $150.00 each, in honor of Pastor Ann and Sharon Monroe, to the Preachers Aid and Benefit Society Fund. There will be a table in the overflow room with cards for all of our retired pastors (or their surviving spouses) who have served at the First United Methodist Church. Please feel free to sign them. If you wish to send your own personal note, a list of pastors and their addresses will be available.

ERT Training, Saturday, November 2 at Bloomington Wesley UMC. 8:00 am check in. Class is from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm with lunch provided. Cost is $40 which covers manual, background check, T-shirt, lunch and UMCOR badge. Please go to the Disaster Response webpage: https://www.igrc.org/disasterresponse and click on “Bloomington Wesley UMC, November 2, 2019” to register. Trainor: Sharon Monroe. For all questions contact: Sharon Monroe.

Don’t forget Consecration Sunday and the Church Conference, both on Sunday, Oct. 20! We will have a Celebration Brunch following worship. The conference will be held at Bloomington Wesley United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend the conference.

We will have a Halloween Supper again this year for all kids following trick-or-treating on Oct. 31. The meal will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. We will show Veggie Tales (or another similar video) while the kids eat. Spread the word!

Saunemin United Methodist Church will have a chicken supper on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Community Building. The new church will be open for viewing.

Upcoming Lay Servants:

Oct. 13 – Liturgist, Keith Dunahee; Altar Flowers, Barb Zimmerman; Children’s Message, Pastor Ann; Coffee Hour Hosts, Christine Beasley and Mary Zimmerman

Oct. 20 – Liturgist, Bette Thomas; Altar Flowers, Shirley Vedder and John and Deb Kaisner; Children’s Message, Keith Dunahee

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